The day after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, KISS performed a set of songs for The Tonight Show audience at 30 Rock in New York City. KISS stayed true to their touring band, leaving original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss completely out of their performance. Watch the official videos below, including web exclusives that never showed on TV:
KISS "King of the Night Time World" on The Tonight Show
KISS "Deuce" Tonight Show Web Exclusive
KISS "Black Diamond" Tonight Show Web Exclusive
KISS "Hotter Than Hell" & "Firehouse" Tonight Show Web Exclusive
The band started off with "King of the Night Time World" from their 1976 album Destroyer before going into a couple songs from their 1974 eponymous debut album, "Deuce" featuring Gene Simmons on vocals and "Black Diamond." This was followed by "Hotter Than Hell" from 1974's album Hotter Than Hell which segued cleanly into another song from their first album, "Firehouse."
At one point, Paul Stanley says "This feels like a small club" which is certainly true of the appearance of the space. Still, it wasn't too small for the pyrotechnics and fire that has been a staple of KISS concerts for decades.